The following online services are available to all patients in the Durham Coast PCN.
See below for further details and instructions on how to get started.
Contact your doctors online. All GP practices in the Durham Coast PCN use eConsult to support patients digitally.
eConsult is free to use for NHS patients. Use eConsult to ask your GP surgery about your health symptoms, conditions or treatment. You can even request things like sick notes and GP letters.
Click here to visit their website and find your GP Practice.
The following video from eConsult explains how it works:
The NHS App is a new way for patients to connect to the surgery and other NHS services. For example, you can:
Download it FREE from the Apple Store (Apple device) or the Google Play Store (Android device)
When you register in the app, there will be a series of checks to confirm your identity. You WILL NOT have to go into your surgery to register if you have a passport or photo card driving licence.
The process to set up your NHS login is explained in the following video:
You can read more and access the NHS login help centre at NHS login.
You can choose to log in using fingerprint recognition, facial recognition or username and password of your choice.
You can now also access NHS App services from the browser on your desktop or laptop computer.
If you have queries about the NHS App please complete the online form at Contact the NHS App team to contact the NHS App team.
GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:
You will need a unique ID and password to create an account. Please speak to a member of your practices reception team next time you call or visit your surgery and they can provide you with this. You will be asked for proof of identify, i.e. a passport, driving licence or proof of address.
Patient access is also available to use as an app. Click on the links below to download to your device.
The following video shows you how you can benefit from using Patient Access:
You can still contact your Practice by phone, this is just another option, which other patients have found is more convenient and saves them time.
Visit the Patient Access website for full details.